The Longitude Prize and the AMR Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine celebrated the third anniversary of the five-year prize at our ‘Superbugs and the Role of Diagnostics’ event on Tuesday 14 November, during World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
With special guest Dr Zoe Williams, resident doctor on This Morning and a presenter on BBC Two’s Trust Me I’m a Doctor, we explored the lives of those affected by superbugs and met the clinicians trying to help them and the teams coming up with solutions to reduce antibiotic resistance.
This event included:
- Meet the teams - Competing Longitude Prize test inventors showed off their technologies with Till Bachmann, Longitude Prize panel member
- People affected by superbugs from the Chronic Urinary Tract Infection Campaign
- Clinical perspectives from the NHS - Dr Susannah Woodd, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Antibiotic alternatives - Dr Sam Willcocks, AMR Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Perspectives from India - BIRAC, a public sector enterprise building capacity of biotech in India, discussed what it is doing in to help solve the problem
- Battle the bugs - Games based on antibiotic resistance challenges - Winchester Science Centre and University of Southampton
- Be a Citizen Scientist! - Guests could learn to swab for new antibiotics with the Swab and Send programme from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
- Antibiotic Guardian featured its public campaign for antibiotic stewardship and school resources